For the past couple of months, my Facebook feed has been filled with my Northern friends’ complaining about all the snow they are getting. Well, as the saying goes — “the grass is always greener”. I would LOVE to get some of that snow! Here in the South – specifically HOTlanta – we are lucky if we get a few flurries every year. So far, we have gotten zero snow – zilch. If we want snow, we basically have to go TO THE SNOW! Beech Mountain, NC is the place to go! Beech Mountain is the highest town in Eastern America and an ideal vacation spot in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains. Our elevation (5,506 feet) sets us apart 12 months a year. Winter brings an average snowfall of 84.6 inches and transforms Beech Mountain into a wonderland for: skiing, snowboarding, ice skating, snowshoeing and sledding. It is a short drive and offers all sorts of winter entertainment for families!
Check it out!
Beech Mountain Ski and Stay Packages
*$99 for 2 nights lodging, a day on the slopes
- Two nights, double occupancy at participating locations (Mon – Thurs)
- One all-day lift ticket for each adult (Mon – Fri)
- Access to town’s free youth sledding hill
- Kids free at select lodging
- Weekend packages available too
Skiing 101 at Beech
Provides one night’s lodging, equipment rental, helmet rental, full-day lift ticket, and a beginner skiing or snowboarding lesson at Beech Mountain Resort.
The month-long program is available Monday through Friday to anyone age eight or older. Cost of enrollment is $101 per person, double occupancy required.
Registering for “Skiing 101 at Beech” is simple. Just contact any of the participating lodging options listed at: www.BeechMtn.com/skiing101 and ask for the Skiing 101 package. The accommodation will book your room and provide a voucher at check-in to be redeemed at the ski resort for a lesson, equipment rental, helmet rental, and lift ticket.
Free Youth Sledding Hill
Enjoy free sledding daily for children 12 and under.The hill, located adjacent to the Visitors Center, provides good sledding conditions with a combination of man-made and natural snow. The sled run is operated by Beech Mountain Parks & Recreation Department seven days a week (weather permitting) with safety personnel on duty. A loud speaker plays music and hot chocolate is available at nearby restaurants. Hours of operation are: 1 to 5 p.m. weekdays; and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekends and holidays.